The True Value of "Free" in Vulnerability Management

Blog Post created by rapid7-admin on Jan 22, 2010

Originally Posted by Bernd Leger



Yesterday proved to be another busy day for the security community with Microsoft’s out of band security update for Internet Explorer. We’ve already blogged about the positive impact that Metasploit and the broader security community are having on increasing the awareness for major security issues. 

Within 24 hours of the security update, we’ve included coverage for these vulnerabilities across all of our product lines, including NeXpose Community Edition. What’s interesting here is with the Community Edition, Rapid7 is the only vendor that provides a free solution for commercial use that has up-to-date vulnerability coverage within 24 hours. Something to think about for all those organizations that use commercial and open source offerings that have delayed vulnerability updates…